The Clarion-Ledger, 3/24/8

A bill that would give gaming companies tax incentives to invest in economic development unrelated to casinos is expected to heat up on the floor of the Mississippi Senate this week.

And, in the House, a measure that would shrink the number of counties where new casinos can be built could face tense discussion.

But this week, one of the most passionate debates likely will include a second attempt at passing legislation that would require voters to show identification at the polls and other controversial election reforms.

Wednesday is the deadline for approving general legislation and constitutional amendments originating in the opposite chamber.